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Illuminate your next party with these glowing summer garden lights

Illuminate your next garden party with these glowing summer party lights

UK readers: this one’s for you! We’ve partnered with a seriously fun company that sells every kind of light you can imagine — from lighted bottle coolers to cool patio lights to sleek and modern lighting for your home. We decided to highlight a few of our favorites for a roundup of summer party lights for your summer BBQs and chic evening soirees indoors or outdoors.

Here are some to peruse…

Learn how to make this super easy DIY canvas light art

Learn how to make this super easy DIY canvas light art

Have you seen those decor canvases that have LED light patterns in them? We’ve seen them in stores, of course, but also in DIY tutorials for constellation patterns and nature scenes. This tutorial to make your own version requires only a few tools to create rad, personalized wall decor with the same LED-lit concept. All you need is some blank canvas, acrylic paint, LED lights, and some inspiration.

One clip-on chandelier with endless style

Apparently Pottery Barn Teen used to sell this really cool “Compose-It Chandelier.” But the super-crafty LolliePatchouli saw it in a magazine and had her “sweet and talented man build one at a price we could afford.” And she has been having fun re-styling it for almost every season for years now.

The awesome unicorn, dinosaur, and bulldog lamps from the Kid’s section

I got this gold unicorn lamp from the Kid’s section of Target, and love the hell out of it! But I also noticed these other awesome kitschy lamps on the shelves. And then I thought… what other kinds of lighting magic does the Kid’s section hold?

Let’s explore together and find some awesome lamps for kids ourselves…

Great idea: Fix a broken light fixture with fairy magic!

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this amazing lighting hack… “I love thrift store finds! Antique chandelier that wasn’t working, which I was fine with. Just add fairy lights.”

Create instant mood lighting with a cake dome

Cake dome + LED string lights = easy mood lighting!

Then our sister site, Offbeat Bride, took it another step further with pickle jars and dinosaurs. Check these out…

Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, DIY-ey TARDIS lanterns

From the genius who brought you Weeping Angel Barbies, comes her DIY TARDIS lanterns…

13 unexpected and surprisingly colorful industrial light fixtures

I’m kind of all kinds of love with Manhattan Project Design Shop’s lighting collection. My buddy was looking for hanging lamps for his kitchen and dining area. He stumbled upon these, shared them with me, and I had to share them with you.